BODY OF WATER
This series was photographed in the ocean around the island of Bimini, close to the mystical fountain of youth: a fabled wellspring thought to give everlasting life to whoever bathed in or drank from it. The aim was to reflect man’s influence on the planet’s oceans and other natural water bodies. Amongst the images is a woman standing like Da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man on a bed of manmade debris, in another she hangs lifeless. The figures are styled in oily, black shapes, reflective dresses, everyday clothing as well as shown naked.
The Earth’s surface is 70 percent water, a proportion that correlates closely to the percentage of water in a human body. Leonardo da Vinci reasoned that the water in rivers came from rainfall and moved through Earth like blood circulating around the body. He knew water was the medium of life and life must have started in water.